Mt Kilimanjaro is an equatorial snow-capped peaks, which form some of the most famous images of Africa. At 5896m (19,340ft), Mount Kilimanjaro, situated in northeast Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa stand at 5,895M (19,340ft) and one of the largest free-standing mountains in the world. It is actually an active volcano and possesses the highest walk-able summit in the world, Uhuru Peak, one of six glaciers and volcanic peaks at the top.
Visitors climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to the summit pass through hot savannah, alpine tropics and finally an arctic moonscape. The scenery is varied and at different stages includes coffee and banana fields, giant lobelia, mosses and lichens; particularly lucky visitors may even spot elephant wandering the higher slopes. A game reserve since 1921, the area was designated a national park in 1973.
Routes used are Marangu route, Machame, Rongai, Umbwe, Lemosho and Western Breach Route.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located at the north/eastern tip of Tanzania. For the adventurous, a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro is a must taking you through the mists of equatorial jungle to reach the snows and breath-taking views from the summit. The upward track wends through forests that vary constantly with the altitude and finally opens out into open moorland below rocky, snow covered Kibo plateau. It has 3 volcanic centres, Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi.